Supplementation Is Recommended
Whole-food concentrates are nutrient-rich products generally in the form of liquids, powders, tablets, or capsules. They are combinations of dehydrated juices, whole foods, and herbal products.
They are favored by those consumers who see the value of nutritional supplementation, but who want to limit their intake of synthetic ingredients even in their nutritional supplementation. The essential nutrients in these products are lower in dosage than traditional vitamin/mineral supplements, but whole-food concentrates are more easily absorbed by many people and are beneficial under the following circumstances:
1. If you have poor dietary habits, malabsorption, or past nutritional deficiencies.
2. If you are on a calorie-restricted diet
3. If you use birth control pills
4. If you are avoiding certain foods to reduce your fat intake
5. If you smoke
6. If you are under considerable physical or emotional stress Stress can use up large amounts of dietary nutrients, as
well as the body’s stored-up vital enzymes and other biochemicals.
7. If you drink alcohol on a regular basis Alcohol destroys vitamin B2 and B6, folic acid, and vitamins A, C, and D; it also flushes minerals out of the system.
8. If you are facing a major medical stress, such as serious burns, major surgery, or cancer
By combining an herbal-based weight-management program with healthy herbal cooking, you become part of a long and illustrious tradition. The use of herbs and spices lies at the heart of the history of medicine and healing, as well as at the center of wholefoods cookery. Here is an opportunity to experience a cornucopia of scents, colors, and textures while shedding excess weight in the process.